We’ve been working with Crown Commercial Service (CCS) - a government agency who supports the public sector to achieve maximum commercial value when procuring common goods and services - for over 20 years and built a strong relationship over this time. We’re proud to have renewed this supplier agreement through what will become the UK’s largest electricity supply contract.
Both EDF and CCS are committed to tackling climate change and helping customers reduce energy consumption. The renewal of our supplier agreement will enable us to continually evolve and support our public sector customers on their journey to Net Zero.
John Malone, Deputy Director for Energy at Crown Commercial Service, explains:
‘’Our Supply of Energy 2 agreement is the culmination of extensive market engagement between CCS, our customers, and UK energy suppliers. By addressing key pain points such as market volatility, contract complexity, cyber vulnerability and the various challenges associated with national net zero ambitions, we are well positioned to meet the evolving needs of our customers, now and in the future.’’
What does this energy agreement mean?
The four-year supplier agreement will see EDF continue to offer stability and reliability to the public sector during a period of market change, whilst delivering significant value through innovative trading and energy solutions offerings. This will encompass hundreds of key public services and facilities including Central Government, NHS hospitals and schools, across around 60,000 meter points.
Alongside Net Zero, Social Value is at the forefront of this supplier agreement, with EDF and CCS making a commitment to support, develop and invest in local communities across the UK. A positive social and environmental impact is a fundamental part of this agreement.
How will it help Britain achieve Net Zero?
EDF is Britain's biggest generator of zero carbon electricity. We are working to achieve Net Zero in a sustainable way - environmentally, economically, and socially - by continuously investing in and enabling access to zero carbon energy and technology.
Matt Nunn, Director of EDF Business Solutions, stated:
‘’We’re delighted to have been awarded this contract with Crown Commercial Service, allowing us to continue to deliver quality and value to the public sector customer base for the next four years. The public sector plays an important role in Britain achieving Net Zero and we’re proud to be supporting them on this journey. This strategic supplier agreement demonstrates the trust, high level of service and innovation that EDF delivers.’’
This new framework will support CCS’s customers in achieving their energy, cost and Net Zero goals through the provision of expert guidance, access to Corporate Power Purchase Agreements (CPPAs) and metering solutions, alongside other decarbonisation solutions.
John Malone added:
‘’Contracts that support PPAs can be notoriously complex. Our new energy supply agreement simplifies the process with a number of provisions that allow customers to integrate their PPAs directly into their supply contracts.’’